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WELLESLEY JOLLEGE LI8k„RY 
WELLESLEY. MASS. 






XLVI 



2 311 



WELLESLEY, MASS., MAY 12, 1938 




No. 26 



Alumnae Plan Party 
In Place Of Circus 

This year the Alumnae association 
will sponsor a garden party, fashion 
show and bridge Instead of Its usual 
circus. As Is customary, the proceeds 
from this affair will go towards the 
Students' Aid society. The party will 
be given on the terrace of Alumnae 
hall, and the date has not yet been 
decided upon for the entertainment. 



The new recreation building and swimming pool as it will look when 
completed. If an addition to the building is made later, it will corres- 
pond to the ell seen at the left. 



Swimming Pool Dream Materializes 
As Scaffolding Rises Against Skyline 



By Mary Tunison 



The interest of Wellesley students 
centers on two gaping holes in the 
ground between the Alumnae park- 
ing space and the gym. for there 
dozens of workmen are "rushing to fin- 
ish the long-sought recreation build- 
ing and swimming pool. To clear up 
numerous arguments as to which hole 
is the embryonic pool, we must dis- 
illusion all by stating that neither 
one is a swimming pool. According 
to the plans, the deeper hole is a 
sub-basement, whatever that may be, 
and will house squash courts, 
GALLERY BY POOL 

The swimming pool will be on the 
ground level, with huge windows on 
three sides. The high vaulted cell- 
ing will be soundproofed to deaden 
the loud splashes and strident howls 
sure to emanate from the girlish 
throats of Wellesley's happy maidens. 
A spectators" gallery seating 250 per- 
sons will encourage students to per- 
fect their diving form, and also, no 
doubt, to diet and to acquire becom- 
ing bathing suits. Even under water 
privacy will not be complete, as the 
plan calls for observation windows 
at the bottom of the pool. Here on- 
lookers may watch all the finishing 
turns, Workmen, now ready to begin 
on the exterior walls of the building, 
will not start work on the natatorlum 
until next November. 



SPECIAL ROOF FOR TANS 

The improvised sun decks of Sev- 
erance, Tower, and the Quad will 
lose favor next year, yielding pre- 
cedence to a completely private sun 
roof in the recreation building. En- 
tirely sheltered, students may ac- 
quire all-over tans. The country club 
atmosphere of the building is fur- 
thei manifest in the club room, 
kitchen, and lounge located on the 
same level. One entire floor is given 
over to more lounges, showers, and 
modern dressing rooms equipped with 
hair dryers. 

COURTS IN BASEMENT 

Not only squash courts are to be 
found in the sub-basement. One hole 
in which the men are spreading 
asphalt will eventually house ping- 
pong and badminton courts. 

It's a long wait until next January, 
but the new building seems well worth 
waiting for. and many students find 
that watching the process of erection 
provides excellent recreation. The 
workmen are not self-conscious, and 
It does not make them nervous to be 
observed at work. They are only too 
glad to explain that the huge frame- 
work of boards near Central street is 
an instrument for pouring sand, that 
it is known as a "hitch" and that 
It positively is not the high diving 
tower! 



CREW COACH CHOOSES 
OCCUPANTS OF SHELLS 



Miss Clarke Announces Participants 

In Varsity and Class Crews 

For Float Night Race 

The traditional crew races which are 
held cv " year will take place again 
tliis year on Float Night. Miss Clark? 
announces that those who have been 
chosen to row in the class crews and 
the varsity are: 

Varsity. M. Morgan. M. Swaffleld, M. 
Breen, P. Fall. M. Bass, E. Turner, E. 
Thorogocd, N. Gordon; substitutes, M. 
Horten, G. Person, M. Jones, M. 
Kahle, A. Corcoran. 

1938 First Crew, M. Morgan. M 
Swaffleld, M. Breen, P. Pall, E. Turner, 
E. Wallen. E. Thorogood, N. Gordon; 
substitutes, L. Matthews, W. Pierce, M. 
Taylor, M. B. Taylor. V. Spangler. 1938 
Second crew, W. Pierce, E. Holly. F. 
skinner, L. Matthews, M. B. Taylor, K. 
Kiley. M. Leighton. M. Taylor. V. 
Spangler; substitutes. R. Campbell, 
M. Spencer, E. Wheeler. 

1939 First crew. M. Kahle, H. Park, 
H. Warshaw, G. Sharp. V. Tuttle, C. 
Farwell, L. Bennett, M. Horton. A. Cor- 
coran; substitutes. M. Anderson, M. 
Hayes, V. Kyger. D. White. C. Hunter. 
1939 Scconil crew, E. Beaoh, J. Mc- 

t Continued on Page 3, Col. 4i 



Sophomores Win Two 
Study Scholarships 

The Institute of International Edu- 
cation at New York has awarded Cla- 
rice Grosshandler '40, and Jane May- 
hew '40, scholarships for the Junior 
year in France. Miss Ruth E. Clark, 
head of the French department here, 
made the announcement. 



CLASSES TO TRY FOR 

SONG CONTEST HONOR 



The interclass song competition will 
take place at step-singing Tuesday eve- 
nin ■• May 17. nt 7:20 p. m. All four 
classes will offer original competition 
songs which will be judged on the basis 
of both the lyrics and the melodies. 
In addition, the song "Oh, Thou 
Tupelo" will be sung and rated by the 
quality of the singing. Last year the 
class of 1937 won the competition song 
with "Styles at Wellesley" by Velma 
Johnson and Kate Supplee, which is 
already a step-singing favorite, and 
1939 won with "Men at Wellesley" In 
the 1936 competition. 



Societies Announce 
1938 - 1939 Officers 



J. Waters, D. Stout, M. Clayton, 

A. Davidson, M. Colwell, 

J. Stetson, New Heads 

The new officers for the societies, 
all members of the class of 1939, were 
elected Monday evening, May 9. at the 
society houses. Agora elected Jean 
Stetson as president; Lillian Bentley. 
vice-president; Helen Poor, treasurer; 
Betty Dodson, secretary; Adrienne 
Thorn, central committee member: 
Sylvia Spence, housekeeper; Emily 
White, purveyor. 

The new officers of A. K. X. are: 
Janet Waters, president; Betty Avers, 
vice-president; Janet Matter, central 
committee member; Jean Paradis, 
treasurer; Barbara Hale, secretary; 
Elise Manson. custodian; Marianne 
Robinson and Jeanne Wysor, chefs. 

Phi Sigma elected Margaret Clayton 
as president; Frances Postel, vice-presi- 
dent; Christine Hunter, central com- 
mittee member and chairman of pro- 
duction; Marjorie Pease, housekeeper; 
Ann Rleb, treasurer; Mary McLaugh- 
lin, chairman of the program meeting; 
Eleancr Campbell, secretary. 

The new officers of Shakespeare are: 
Marion Colwell, president; Ruth Giles, 
vice-president; Cornelia Harrison, 
treasurer; Lucille Merrifleld. secretary; 
Margaret Hayes, housekeeper; Louise 
Stewart, central committee member; 
Barbara Schofield, chef. 

T. Z. E. elected Dorothy Stout as its 
new president; Cynthia Kilburn, vice- 
president; Marlon Thomson, head of 
studio; Ruth Osterman. treasurer; Vir- 
ginia Coville, secretary; Mary Thomp- 
son, housekeeper; Mary Randall, cen- 
tral committee member; Virginia 
Plumb, head of music. 

Zeta Alpha elected Aileen Davidson 
as president; Jean Fox, vice president; 
Charlotte Nickell. custodian; Alice Cor- 
coran, secretary; Dorothy Harris, treas- 
urer; Mary Dougherty, central com- 
mittee member. 

Agora, A. K. X.. and Shakespeare 
held teas for all sophomores and juniors 
Wednesday afternoon, May 11. at 4 
p. m. Phi Sigma, T. Z. E. and Zeta 
Alpha will have their teas Thursday 
afternoon. May 12, at 4 p. m. 



AMHERST TRIES BLACKMAIL 



By J. S. '40 

The Wellesley News wishes to 
call to the attention of the college 
a threatening telegram received 
by its editor-in-chief. Said tele- 
gram came from the staff of the 
Amherst Student, In reply to the 
News' request for a feature story 
to appear in the Prom issue. This 
article was not forthcoming (the 
sons of Lord Jeffrey offered no ex- 
cuse) and this telegram stated 
not only that there would be no 
article, but actually resorted to 
blackmail! In other words, It 
threatened to print pictures of a 
Shafer fire drill (which pictures 
they claim to have in their pos- 
session) on the front page of the 
Amherst Student if the Wellesley 
News staff members should let any 
slighting remarks drop concerning 
Amherst's lack of co-operation! 
(As a matter of fact, Thfi Student 
sent a spy who came as a re- 
spectable Junior prom date.) The 
Wellesley News prints this state- 
ment in defiance of the brazen, 
caveman methods of the Amherst 
Student, whose staff seem to 
think that Wellesley can be brow- 
beaten Into silence. 



Juniors Swing Out To 
Glenn Miller 's Music 



SENIORS MAY COMPETE 
FOR MASEFIELD PRIZES 



Seniors who wish to compete for 
the Masefleld prizes, one for the 
best poem and the other for the best 
prose writing, are reminded that they 
should place their contributions in 
Miss Manwarlng's mailbox. 73 Green 
hall, by May 20. 

It Is Interesting to note that Mrs. 
Dorothy Collins Alyea, 1919, and Mrs. 
Bernlce Kenyon Gilkyson, 1920, two 
former winners of the prize, have 
since published books of poetry. Mrs. 
Alyea read here last year and Mrs. 
Gilkyson will read next autumn. 



THE COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE 

IS SHOWING NEWS REELS 

OF THE MAY DAY 

HOOP ROLLING, 

ALONG WITH THE 

REGULAR PROGRAM ON 

THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND 

SATURDAY OF THIS WEEK. 



by Jane Strahan 

Junior Prom spelled animation, fas- 
cination and syncopation to the class 
of 1939 as they turned out Friday eve- 
ning almost 100% strong. (One or two 
of those who didn't come officially 
disguised themselves as prom maids.) 
Traditionally the biggest social event 
in college life, Prom this year hit a 
new high, according to Junior comment. 
A>^ny rate, with the usual number of 
curious noses flattened against the 
window panes, Glenn Miller and the 
orchestra broke into swing, and Alum- 
nae hall became a garden full of 
swaying juniors. 

Favor Net, Organdy 

President Mildred H. McAfee, Dean 
Mary C. Ewlng, Dean Dorothy M. 
Robathan, Christine Hunter, class presi- 
dent of 1939, and Catherine Sladen. 
prom chairman, welcomed the guests 
as they arrived from formal dinners in 
the dormitories and all the popular 
inns of the neighborhood. At 9:45 pjn., 
to the strains of the brand new 1939 
marching song, Lucile Johnson, senior 
class president, marshalled the juniors 
into their grand march. Rows and rows 
of animated faces and 6wirllng colors 
passed in revue, "the men" having a 
little difficulty getting into the Wel- 
lesley stride! Pinks and yellows seemed 
to dominate the color scheme, with the 
other pastel shades running in close 
competition. Soft organdies, nets and 
chiffons prevailed, and the latter were 
so prominent that one of the prom 
patrons confided to the reporter that 
It was an awful temptation to resist 
puncturing the "filmy stuff." Neck 
straps, chiefly black and sliver, struck 
a new note in prom fashions. Orchids 
and spring flowers, waving from hair, 
wrists, and shoulders, vied for first 
place In popularity, but the most unique 
decoration was a little white dog, with 
a festive red cellophane bow, dangling 
dejectedly from one girl's wrist. The 
majority of Prom dates were tall, dark 
and very good dancers. I was Interested 
to spot among prom men the well re- 
membered minister of the "Society for 
the Immediate Engagement of the 
Winners of the Wellesley Hoop Race" 
so active on May Day. 

Play Junior Show Son*s 

Glenn Miller and his swing band, 
with animated vocals by Doris Kerr, 
provided the Juniors with the latest 
iContinued on Page 6, Col. 2) 



Sigma Xi Holds 
Induction Here 

Honorary Scientific Society 

Will Install Chapter 

This Afternoon 



DELEGATES TO LECTURE 



Opening the Sigma XI conference 
of this week-end on the occasion of 
the installation of Wellesley's chapter 
of the honorary scientific society. Dr. 
Hugh Scott Taylor, chairman of the 
department of chemistry at Prince- 
ton university, will give the annual 
Charlotte A. Bragg lecture on "Speed 
and its Significance in Chemistry" in 
Pendleton hall at 8:30 p. m. this 
evening. 

Dr. Harold C. Urey, professor of 
chemistry at Columbia and winner of 
the Nobel prize in 1934, as installa- 
tion speaker, will lecture on "Iso- 
topes and their Uses to Science," Fri- 
day evening at 8:30 p. m. in Alum- 
nae hall. Both lectures are open to 
the public. 

At the Installation banquet in Sev- 
erance hall Friday evening. May 13, 
at 6:30 p. m., President McAfee will 
preside over a group of 29 delegates 
from colleges and universities through- 
out the country, thirty-one members 
of the local chapter, and a number 
of distinguished guests. The actual 
installation ceremony will take place 
Friday afternoon at 4:00 p. m. in the 
Academic council room with Professor 
George A. Baltsell of Yale, national 
president of Sigma XI and Dean Ed- 
ward Ellery of Union college, national 
secretary, inducting the Wellesley 
chapter and its first officers; Dr. 
Ruth Johnstin, president; Dr. Michael 
Zigler, vice-president, Dr. Helen Dod- 
son, secretary, and Dr. Helen Kaan, 
treasurer. 

Of the delegates who will give de- 
partment lectures, which are also 
open, the following are definitely 
scheduled to speak; Dr. H. M. Wlegld, 
professor of chemistry at Cornell uni- 
versity, Dr. William J. Robblns, di- 
rector of the New York botanical 
gardens, who will speak Friday after- 
noon, and Dr. George A. Baltsell, 
secretary of the zoological depart- 
ment at Yale university. 



SUE P. VILTER EARNS 

LAURELS IN SCIENCE 



Wellesley Graduate Has Scholarship 

for Pellagra Research Work; 

Full Member of Sigma Xi 

Sue Potter Vllter, who graduated from 
Wellesley in 1934 at the age of nineteen, 
received her MA. In 1936, was an as- 
sistant in the Wellesley department of 
chemistry last year, and this year holds 
the Horton-Hallowell fellowship for 
research work on pellagra under Dr. 
Spies of the University of Cincinnati, 
has already achieved one of the most 
brilliant careers of any Wellesley 
graduate. 

The Journal of the American chemi- 
cal society broke precedent to announce, 
in their March publication, before pub- 
lishing the details. Miss Vllter's dis- 
covery of a method for detecting nico- 
tinic acid which can be used in the 
diagnosis of pellagra and treatment of 
it in the early stages. The details of 
the discovery will be published In the 
near future in the Journal of Biologi- 
cal Chemistry. 

Miss VUter was elected a full mem- 
ber of the Sigma Xi scientific society. 
She will take her Ph. D. next year 
under Dr. Spies whose work is being 
supported by the Rockefeller founda- 
tion. 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Students Quiz 
Dr. Branscomb 



Mrs. Curtis Introduces Duke 

Professor Who Discusses 

Approach to Gospels 

ASSERTS OWN LIBERALISM 



Dr. B. Harvie Branscomb, professor 
of New Testament nistory at Duke uni- 
versity, answered the written queries 
put to him by students Monday May 9, 
at 8 p. m. In Pendleton hall. Mrs. 
Curtis of the Bible department intro- 
duced Dr. Branscomb who first an- 
swered questions which had been sub- 
mitted under the heading "The General 
Approach to the Gospels." He discussed 
the value of opinions on the meaning 
of the Gospels, since, he said, only 
opinions can be given, not authoritative 
statements. 

He pointed out that we may take 
Jesus as a symbol of the highest au- 
thority we have, or that His life may 
have represented a perfect state of 
existence which we have yet to achieve. 
If we accept the Gospel version of His 
life as an example of the "highest and 
best." it may stimulate us, but it is 
only when we receive it as history that 
we are truly challenged by it. It Is an 
acceptance of this latter sort that Dr. 
Branscomb advocates as the most in- 
telligent one. 

A propos of this discussion Dr. 
Branscomb pointed out that, although 
it is hard to maintain religious warmth 
and a critical sense, too, it is not im- 
possible. He admits that perhaps an 
unquestioning faith cannot be retained 
under these circumstances but hesitates 
to recommend that in any case. 

Dr. Branscomb went on to present 
for us his ideas of the significance of 
Jesus and the understanding of His 
relation to God and man. Man's ulti- 
mate responsibility is to his own soul 
and this involves living up to a stand- 
ard of goodness, he said. It is in work- 
ing toward that goodness that Jesus is 
able to help us today for we cannot 
keep Him only in His own surroundings. 



AMEND YOUR WAYS? 



Musician Describes 
Vocal Compositions 

Mademoiselle Nadia Boulanger, emi- 
nent French musician, conducted a lec- 
ture-recital of modem French vocal 
music sponsored by the French depart- 
ment, Wednesday evening May 11, at 
8:30 p. m. in Alumnae hall. Her singers, 
who have appeared earlier in the year 
before the Wellesley audience, were M. 
Hugues Cuenod, tenor, and M. Doda 
Conrad, baritone. 

Mile. Boulanger included in her pro- 
gram: La grotte. Ballade, Souplr, 
Placet futile, Evential, Fantoches, music 
by Claude Debussy; Le paon, D'Anne 
qui me jecta de la netge, music by 
Maurice Ravel; Rossignol, mon mignon, 
music by Albert Roussel; Elle etait de- 
scendue au bas de la prairie, Au pied 
tie mon lit, Deux ancolies, music by Lill 
Boulanger; Le parfum impirissable. En 
sourdine, Mandolne, music by Gabriel 
Faure; L'oiseau blesse d'une fliche, and 
La grencuille qui veut se /aire aussi 
grosse que le boeuf from fables of La 
Fontaine, music by Marcelle de Man- 
zlarly; Bonne Journe'e, Avant le 
cinema, by Francis Poulenc; and Le 
Diable botteux. by Jean Francaix. 



We wish to call attention to the 
difficulty of amending the consti- 
tution of the College Government 
association. Because of lack of space, 
we cannot print the entire process. 
We should perhaps refer it to a 
student of government for interpre- 
tation. Briefly, however, any amend- 
ment must be proposed and later 
submitted by at least one hundred 
members of the association. Then It 
must be posted at least one week 
before the first discussion by the 
Senate; a two-thirds majority vote 
(not to be taken until one week 
after the discussion) is necessary for 
its reference to the Association, 
which must give it a majority vote 
for adoption. No, that is not all— it 
must still be approved by the Aca- 
demic council, dated and signed by 
the president of the college and the 
president of the association. At last, 
finally official, it reposes in the office 
of the president of the college. Are 
you still with us? 

It is regrettable that while C. A. 
realizes the need of changing this 
system of amendment, they "lack 
the time" to begin the process. Next 
year perhaps? Or the next? 



Dr. Child Discusses 
Aesthetic Movement 



Dr. Ruth C. Child of 
Composition department 
Professor Johnson's course 



the English 

lectured to 

in Criti- 



cism on the "Aesthetic Movement in 
Literature," yesterday afternoon at 
4:40 p.. m. in Room 124, Founders hall. 
Miss Child, who Joined the depart- 
ment of English composition last au- 
tumn, made a special study of the 
aesthetic movement while preparing 
her doctoral thesis at the University 
of Michigan. The results of her re- 
search will appear in a book which 
she is bringing to completion on The 
Aesthetics of Walter Pater. 



SPEECH STUDENTS GIVE 
SHORT STORY RECITAL 



Enter Tydol Safety Crusade 
Contest 

$50,000 PRIZES 

Get contest blanks at 

WELLESLEY SQUARE GARAGE 



One member of each speech division 
read a short story in a recital given by 
the speech department Tuesday after- 
noon. Mary Atlee "40 presented Night 
Club; Alice Wright '40, The Heart Be- 
ing Perished; Charlotte Keller '41, The 
Little Silver Heart; Shirley Heidenberg 
"40, The King of Cats; Virginia Henke 
"41, A Thing of Beauty; and Peggy 
Wallbridge '41, England to America. 



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of nursing, leads to the degree of 
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A Bachelor's degree In arts, science 
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For catalogue and information 
address: 

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Powder Puff Salon 

SPECIAL 

MONDAY - TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY 

Shampoo and Finger Wave $1.00 

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C. A. NOTES 



A. A. Antics 



Vespers In Greek Theatre 

Vespers will be held in the Greek 
theatre Sunday evening, May 15, at 
7:15 p. m. This outdoor service 
Is an innovation to which every one 
is cordially Invited. Miss McAfee will 
be the speaker at the service led by 
Dorothy Voss '39, the new C. A. 
president. In case of rain, the Mun- 
ger living-room will be used instead 
of the Greek theatre. 



NEWMAN CLUB TO HOLD 
DANCE WITH ST. PAUL'S 



The Newman club will celebrate its 
last meeting of the year Saturday 
evening, May 14, at 8:00 p. m. in 
T. Z. E., when it will hold a joint 
dance with the St. Paul's club of 
Harvard university. 

Alice Corcoran '39, the newly 
elected president of the club, is in 
charge of arrangements for the dance 
which will be Informal. 



'40 DRAWS FOR HOUSES 
FOR LAST TIME MONDAY 



The class of 1940 will draw for 
rooms Monday, May 16. in Alumnae 
hall at 7:30 p. m. 



STENOGRAPHY ^/^SECRETARIAL 
IN All -<kX TRAINING 




Spring Brings Varied Activities 

Helen Tower "39 and Margaret Bass 
'38 represented Wellesley at the I. O. 
C. A. meeting held May 6-8 at Camp 
Nonotuk at Forest lake. Winchester, 
N. H. Twenty-four colleges, including 
Vassar, Mt. Holyoke, Dartmouth, and 
Yale sent delegates. Discussions cov- 
ered campus programs, trip financing, 
I. O. C. A. week-ends, and student 
interest in the organization. The 
group climbed Mt. Haystack and 
watched movies of skiing and moun- 
tain climbing. 

The ruins of the paint factory are 
being transformed into an all-weather 
fireplace for student picnics. Miss 
Clarke Is busy thinking up the design 
and everyone is welcome to help. 

Hikers have a chance for an over- 
night trip to Steve's, May 14-15. canoe 
enthusiasts will embark for a trip 
May 12, and a bicycle excursion will 
start off May 26 if good weather 
prevails. 

The Wellesley lacrosse team will 
play an exhibition game with a Bos- 
ton team next Saturday, May 14, 
at 2:30 p. m. on the Wellesley field. 



Out From Dreams and 
Theories 



C. G. Offers Scholarships 

The College Government association 
has provided two scholarships to the 
New England Institute of Interna- 
tional Relations held at Wellesley 
from June 28 to July 8. Students 
who are interested in applying for 
these scholarships should register at 
the Personnel Bureau at once. 



A. S. U. Names Executives 



Dwight R. Clement, D. M. D. 

DENTIST 
Wellesley Square Phone 1900 



The following students have been 
appointed to the executive board of 
the A. S. U.: Mary Ellen Crawford 
'40, membership secretary; Dorothy 
Pugh "40, manager of The Student 
Advocate, A. S. U. publication; Janet 
Chase '40, publicity; Helen Thomp- 
son '39, correspondent to the New 
England bulletin of the A. S. U. 



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authors. Scripts carefully rend; 
constructive criticisms made. Read- 
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short stories, radio; $10.00 far 
novels. Fee to be sent with mtt, 
plus return, postage, and made 
payable to Carl Reed, Met. K 
mss sold, reading fee will In- 
refunded. 

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by ROGER F. WURTZ '41, Wisconsin Oeropus 



WELLESLEY college news 




^p|ERRY wandered into choir 
Xj practice not long ago, and 
found everyone laughing uproari- 
ously over a sneeze that had just 
been emitted. The conductor, before 
beginning the song again, asked the 
girl If she was all right. Receiving 
an affirmative answer, he remarked, 
"Well, the next time you have to 
sneeze, please try to keep It on key." 

• • • 

The other night one of Perry's 
friends, out on a blind date, discovered 
toward the middle of the evening that 
she couldn't remember her date's last 
name. Not wanting him to guess her 
predicament, she suddenly smiled, and 
asked, "By the way, how do you spell 
your last name?" 

With a peculiar expression, he slow- 
ly replied, "J-o-n-e-s." 

• • • 

CASTER Is far behind us, but Perry 
believes that a friend of his 
really should learn a little more about 
the anatomy of chickens. When she 
received a two-day-old bird for an 
Easter present, she exclaimed, terri- 
fied, "What shall I do with him? 
He will lay eggs!" 

• • • 

One afternoon Perry accompanied 
a friend to the zoology museum in 
Boston. They reached a glass case, 
containing several stuffed birds, over 
which was a sign that read: "These 
birds have feathers on their backs 
and necks in the mating season." 
In passing the girl was heard to read, 
"These birds have feathers on their 
backs, and neck in the mating sea- 
son." Then she commented in a sur- 
prised tone, "How odd, you wouldn't 
expect that of birds, would you?" 

• • • 

■\y UMOR has it that a chemistry 
.«lk\ professor, in attempting to ex- 
plain how both the human body and 
mayonnaise are formed from emul- 
sions, declared, "To understand may- 
onnaise Is to understand life." 

• • • 

Perry discovered, when he attended 
the junior fashion show the night 
before Prom at Severance, that Paris 
is two jumps behind Wellesley in 
creating styles. One of the juniors 
appeared in a common, ordinary 
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^£ ECENTLY at a formal dinner. 
Jj\ one of Perry's acquaintances, 
who was making conversation with a 
member of the faculty, asked about 
her major at college. "But how 
could you major in that stuff?" she 
declared. "What could you do with 
it afterwards?" "I teach it here at 
Wellesley," was the reply. 

• • • 

Not long ago Perry overheard some 
friends discussing an item appearing 
In the Perry column of a past Issue 
of News, the point of which de- 
pended on the phrase Mirabile dictu. 
"Well," remarked one girl. "I don't 
understand tliat. I've never taken 
any French." 



<< JrT OU really like your own figure, 
jtf do you? It has a certain 
value," was the comment written by 
the professor on an English composi- 
tion paper of one of Perry's friends. 
We wonder if she was speaking from 
a biological or a literary point of 
view. 

Perry the Pressman 



MR. ELIOT DISCUSSES 

SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 



Challenging unwarranted criticisms 
of the government's social Insurance 
schemes, Mr. Thomas H. Eliot, counsel 
to the Social Security board, spoke on 
"The Social Security Act" at a dinner 
given by the economics department for 
student majors Tuesday, May 10, at 
Tower court. 

In reply to charges that the act was 
"ill-considered and hastily put to- 
gether" Eliot pointed out that a com- 
mittee on economic security studied 
problems of social security for seven 
months. Its recommendations were 
considered In congressional committees 
for several weeks before the bill was 
finally passed. 



Authors Will Judge 
In Writers' Contest 

Authors of national renown will 
judge the manuscripts submitted in the 
Student Writers' contest sponsored by 
the League of American writers in co- 
operation with the American Student 
Union and the Friends of the Abraham 
Lincoln battalion. They are: Elliot 
Paul, author of the best-seller, The 
Life and Death o/ a Spanish Town; 
Donald Ogden Stewart, noted screen 
writer; Jean Starr Untermeyer. poet; 
H. V. Kaltenborn, outstanding radio 
news analyst; Professor Robert Morse 
Lovett. author, teacher and editor; 
Clifford Odets, playwright; and Gene- 
vieve Taggard, author of The Life and 
Mind of Emily Dickinson. 

Contestants may submit either ima- 
ginative or critical material, poetry or 
prose, film or radio script, fiction, 
drama or essay. The subject for dis- 
cussion is: "The anti-fascist struggle 
in Spain today and its relation to the 
general welfare of the American citizen 
of tomorrow." 

There will be a first prize of $500, 
and four additional prizes of $250, $125, 
S75 and $50. The contest is open to 
undergraduates enrolled in American or 
Canadian universities, colleges or sec- 
ondary schools during the academic 
year 1937-38. 

Manuscripts and inquiries should be 
forwarded to Rolfe Humphries, League 
of American writers, 381 Fourth Ave- 
nue, New York city. All entries should 
reach these offices before Independence 
day, July 4, 1938. 



MISS CLARKE CHOOSES 
VARSITY, CLASS CREWS 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 1) 



The Old Age Insurance plan, na- 
tionally administered, draws repeated 
criticism according to Eliot. Accusations 
that the huge reserve fund is being 
squandered or used to balance the 
budget are common. Payments from 
the fund accumulated by an increas- 
ing payroll and wage tax will begin in 
1942. In the meantime, the money is 
being Invested in government bonds. 
According to economists, Eliot stated, 
this is the soundest financial policy 
possible. The government is treating the 
money as borrowed funds and will pay 
it back when necessary. 




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Mr. Greene To Offer 
Musical Open-House 

The choir will hold its annual open- 
house Thursday evening, May 19. at 
7:20 p. m. in Billings hall. Members of 
the student body and the faculty are 
invited to Join in the singing, and choir 
members may hand In requests for 
music to be sung. All such choices must 
be submitted by Tuesday, May 17. 
Singers, would-be. singers and music 
lovers are welcome! 



ALUMNAE NOTES 



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rice Hickey. May 5, 1938. 



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A Song Of Societies 

The election of new society officers 
this week brings to mind the old ques- 
tion of the worth of such organizations, 
a question which is increasingly recur- 
rent whenever groups of alumnae gather 
to discuss the "good old days." Many 
lament the fact that the girls today open 
up a can of baked beans for vesper serv- 
ice, make use of a little sandwich spread 
on tea days, and forget for the most 
part that societies do have an under- 
lying purpose which is of more than 
social significance. They look back long- 
ingly, and with justifiable pride, to the 
time when girls alternated in writing 
monthly papers dealing with some phase 
of research connected with the society's 
special interests. 

Any person, however, who attended 
the semi-open performances of the soci- 
eties this spring cannot fail to be im- 
pressed by the finished and worth- 
while productions which were given. 
Furthermore, the interest and excitement 
of the girls who had prepared and taken 
part in the performances everywhere 
belied the contention that the societies 
had to do something to justify their ex- 
istence and that girls begrudged the time 
given to the society projects. 

It is well to remember in considering 
the diminishing use of societies as cul- 
tural centers that in place of horses and 
buggies which used to bump along the 
Boston- Wei lesley route, stream-lined cars 
now speed down macadam roads to whisk 
students away from the ordered life on 
campus. Girls no longer need to provide 
for their own entertainment to such a 
large extent, and whether or not this fact 
is to be deplored, it is nevertheless a fact. 

Furthermore, the addition of more 
meetings, performances or functions, in- 
formal and spontaneous though they 
might be, would certainly prove no boon 
to the already too busy life of the college 
girl. Nor would faculty members smile 
upon additional extra-curricular activi- 
ties. As the new presidents take up 
their duties as leaders, we wish them 
luck, and hope that they may eradicate 
the stigma, already partially removed, 
which marks societies as little more 
than eating houses. 



Just A Friendly Visit? 

May's first drama-of -the- week award 
undoubtedly goes to the colorful reaffir- 
mation of the long-publicized Rome-Ber- 
lin axis. This significant alignment, first 
formed in the summer of 1934, has 
wavered in intensity ever since. April's 
Anglo-Italian agreement put particular 
strain upon der Fuehrer's non-too-an- 
gelic patience, and brought wagers on 
the possible dissolution of the pact. 

Yet despite such seemingly prophetic 
lapses, last week found II Duce feting 
his partner in the four-year-old agree- 
ment with lavish state receptions and 
diplomatic honors. Mussolini was a gay, 
proud host displaying his well-behaved 
children and the up-to-date playthings he 
has given them; Hitler was a thoughtful, 
appreciative guest carefully observing all 
exhibitions of his host's well-being. 

But the world is scratching its already 
well-worn head in deep speculation. In 
characteristically cynical manner it is 
asking, "Is this renewal of mutual friend- 
ship genuine?" Moscow reads into it a 
German attempt to secure Mussolini's 
support toward possible control of Hun- 
gary, thus taking a long stride toward 
eventual control of the entire Balkan re- 
gion with its contingency to her coveted 
Ukraine region. The recent Franco- 
British agreement lends mystery to the 
course to be pursued in case of German 
aggression in Czechoslovakia, an aggres- 
sion which may logically result from the 
rising pressure for autonomy among the 
German groups in that country. France, 
on one hand, seems to guide her foreign 
policy by Great Britain, who in turn 
waits to consider the demands of the ag- 
gressors. Strongest of all is the "We'll- 
take-what-we-want" policy of Italy and, 
especially, of Germany. In view of the 
conflicting desires of the less aggressive 
powers, do these two countries really be- 
lieve that they will achieve their ends 
through co-operation? 

With this complicated network of offi- 
cial and probable European pacts before 
him, it is little wonder that the St. Louis 
Post-Dispatch cartoonist glanced at the 
apparent good-will of Hitler's visit to 
Rome, then sat down and sketched a 
tender scene of embrace between II Duce 
and Der Fuehrer — each with a dagger 
behind his back. The question which im- 
mediately arises here is this: if either 
leader lives up to this picture, will he 
wipe off his dagger after using it once? 

Laurels to Wellesley 

Wellesley's election to the honorary 
scientific society of Sigma Xi comes as 
no lightly conferred honor. Resulting 
from a careful inspection completed a 
year ago, the formation of a chapter here 
means a distinct recognition of first-rate 
scholastic standards and equipment. Be- 
cause Wellesley's first building contained 
a scientific laboratory, and because Wel- 
lesley graduates have consistently dis- 
tinguished themselves in scientific fields, 
this honor seems most appropriate. 

Sigma Xi, a national society organized 
for the promotion of research in all 
branches of science, and for the com- 
mon interest and correlation of sciences, 
elects members within chapters on the 
basis of originality of research rather 
than grades. The society has recently 
extended membership to include under- 
graduates and graduate students. 

This week two of the country's best- 
known chemists will lecture to 'the stu- 
dent body and to the delegates of the 
Sigma Xi conference, the largest group 
of scientists ever at Wellesley. The 
speakers are Dr. Hugh S. Taylor of 
Princeton, internationally known as a 
physical chemist, and Dr. Harold C. Urey 
of Columbia, Nobel prize winner in 1934 
for the discovery of heavy hydrogen, 
heavy nitrogen, and other heavy things. 

But we have been assured that Dr. 
Urey's lecture itself will not be "heavy." 
Both lectures will be given in the lan- 
guage of the not too "chemically-minded" 
listener, and will be designed to give an 
insight into the current events of one of 
the most rapidly growing fields of knowl- 
edge of our time. The science departments 
invite the college as a whole to share in 
the high spots of what one of the faculty 
has referred to as Wellesley's "chemical 
orgy." 



Midnight Sonnets 

I'd like to lay me down to go to 

sleep, 
Never In the night looked bed more 

dear — 
Soft blue, soft white. That's neither 

there nor here; 
Descartes is more profound than 

pillow, deep. 
O head, that sleepy-eyed must nod 

and nod, 
O heart, that makes a goodly mate 

for head. 
We three will try until this thing 

is read 
To draw our being from a less 

sleepy God. 
(We can't go inching through our 

work this way. 
Attention, sophomore! It is not yet 

day.) 
". . . AND SECONDLY, I EXPERI- 
ENCE IN MYSELF THAT THESE 
IDEAS DO NOT DEPEND ON MY 
WILL NOR THEREFORE ON MY- 
SELF. FOR THEY OFTEN PRES- 
ENT THEMSELVES TO MY MIND 
IN SPITE OF MY WILL. . ." 
How bitter the invective of the 

freight. 
Thundering by, crammed to the 

brim with hogs- 
Flesh and the devil, riding to town 

on logs 
Beach-wagon style, quality pigs in 

state! 
Their Journey now is not so very far. 
Blissful, they know not ever whence 

they came, 
Nor where they go, nor why, nor 

what the game, 
And roll so calmly toward the Ab- 

batoir. 
Drama in swine. How poignant life! 

In state 
They came, and ever they return 

In steak. 

B. K. O. '40 



FREE PRESS COLUMN 



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must be signed with the lull name 
of the author. Initials or numerals 
will be used if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold them- 
selves responsible for opinions and 
statements in this column. 

Contributions should be in the 
hands of the Editors by 11 A. M. on 
Monday. 



Float Night Participants 

I am announcing the participants In 
Float Night. The committees are: 
business manager, Cynthia Kilburn "39; 
pageant, Emllie Little '39; costumes, 
Alice Corcoran '39; make-up, Marie 
Kelley "39; lighting, Florence Hinckley 
'39; music, Louise Tibbetts '39; pro- 
grams, Jane Wheeland '41; refresh- 
ments, Betty Darlington '40; decora- 
tions, Elinor Bancel '40; grounds, Vir- 
ginia Andersen '41; signals, H&ene 
Kazanjian '40; publicity, Rebecca Jack- 
son '40; ushering, Marion Fritz "40; 
cover design, Jane Wheeland '41; and 
announcers Virginia Spangler "38 and 
Susan Barrett "39. 

The first float, representing Robin 
Hood's shot that made him leader, Is 
enacted by Virginia Grler '40 and 
Eleanor Merrill '39. Little John is shown 
cudgeling Robin in a scene designed by 
Grace Person '40, and acted by Mar- 
jorie Ashcroft '39 and Doris Breed '40. 
The next players are Betty Barrett "39, 
Dorothy Barrow '39, and Ellen Wilding 
"39; the designer, Mary deurance '39. 

Paula Bramlette '39 and Natalie 
Henry '39 planned the scene where 
Robin stopped Ellen and Sir Stephen's 
marriage, which is presented by Eliza- 
beth Holder '41, Ruth Giles "39, Peggy 
Walbrldge '41, and Elizabeth Johnson 
'39. Next Robin recovers the warrant 
for his arrest. This time Barbara Mel- 
lor "39. Laura Ahlstrom "39. and Eli- 
zabeth Griggs "38 will Impersonate the 
characters. Dorothy Perrln '40 designed 
the float. 

Little John dances at Nottingham fair. 
Myra-Ann Graf '40 planned the scene, 
and Leta Bonynge ^B. Elizabeth Gre- 
gory '40 Dorothy Voss "39. and Mar- 
guerite Partridge '39 act it. A beggar 
hits Robin In the sixth float, designed 
by Constance Ballou '41, and Elizabeth 



NEWS NOTATIONS 



The study of the social 
The Arts sciences is declining at 
Arise Williams, and the general 

Again liberal arts courses are re- 
turning to favor, according 
to figures for enrollment In next 
year's classes. The department of 
English reports the largest registra- 
tion, resuming the preeminence it 
held before the rise of political and 
economic interests. 

• • • 

Dr. Franz Blumenthal, 
Sun's Rays lecturer, has said that 
Dangerous blondes and red -heads 
to Blondes are almost always native 

to northern temperate 
zones because of their extreme sen- 
sitivity to the sun's rays. He warns 
the falr-sklnned that constant ex- 
posure to the strong rays of a tropic 
or semi- tropic sun may cause skin 
cancer. 

• • » 

Teachers' college, Colum- 
Adult bia, Is sponsoring an "Ad- 

Education ventures in Science" se- 
on Radio ries, part of a program 

for radio education. Oth- 
er programs dramatize history and 
industry. The work is under the 
guidance of the Columbia Broad- 
casting System Adult Education 
board. 

• • • 

Perhaps following Wel- 
Smith lesley's lead with Alceste, 

Presents Smith college and Arn- 
old Opera herst college presented 

the American premiere of 
an Italian opera, Costanza e Fortezza, 
last week. Members of the depart- 
ment of music at Smith revised the 
score and translated the lyrics into 
English. 

• • • 

Setting teaching on a par 
Teachers with other professions, 
Train for Columbia plans a five- 
Profession year course of training 

for prospective secondary 
school teachers, similar to the pre- 
law and pre-medical type of train- 
ing which links undergraduate and 
professional study. 

• • • 

News comes that Soviet 
Russia Russia has abandoned ex- 
Reverts tremely progressive educa- 
to Type tional methods for stand- 
ard curricula putting em- 
phasis on good marks and required 
courses. Teachers are not, however, 
allowed to punish their charges. 



Siverd '41. Edith Fisher '41 and Ruth 
Anderson '41 provide the action. Ellen 
Regan '40. Nancy Congelton '40, and 
Alicia Gallagher '40, outlaws, crown 
Ann Wheeler forest queen in the eighth 
float, designed by Ellen Regan "40. 
Lastly, Robin, Mary Helen Jones "38. 
shoots for his grave, as designed by 
Mary Helen Jones '38 and Jean Kelso 
"38. Constance Brown "39, and Phyllis 
Barrett "38. The players are Mary Helen 
Jones '38 and Jean Kelso "38. 

Miriam Swaffield '38 
Chm. Float Night 



Why Can't We Cut? 

To the Wellesley College News: 

In making no specific ruling about 
the number of cuts students may take, 
the administration has supposedly 
shown that they consider the students 
capable of judging this matter for 
themselves. For a college with unlimited 
cuts, there Is certainly a great deal of 
commotion when an individual misses 
two or three classes a semester. Isn't 
it really a student's own concern when 
she Intentionally misses & class? And 
if she misses it, shouldn't she be re- 
sponsible to herself alone? Why should 
cross-questioning and almost personal 
enmity result? The very fact that such 
an attitude is prevalent among some 
members of the faculty shows that such 
academic freedom has become merely 
hypothetical rather than actual. 

Under the present condition it almost 
seems that a definite allowance of cuts 
would at least Insure us free consciences 
and far better relations with the 
faculty. 

mo 



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Greek Revival 



With the presentation of Euripides' 
drama Iphigenia Among the Taurians, 
Wellesley was given the opportunity to 
observe an ancient Greek play produced 
in the Greek language and manner. 
Since the classical department was 
behind it, the production had an au- 
thenticity about it astonishing in an 
amateur performance. This statement 
does not imply that we doubted the 
ability of either the directors or the 
cast; instead, that we deemed the pro- 
duction of what to the lay mind seemed 
an impossible task almost professional 
in its competence and effectiveness. 
One would imagine that a play given 
in a language incomprehensible to most 
people would be an exceedingly boring 
affair. However, the Iphigenia was both 
swift moving and easy to follow. Pat- 
ricia Parfltt Graham '34, as the heroine, 
and Elinor Hayes '40, as Orestes, were 
excellent in their mastery of Greek and 
their ability to make the audience un- 
derstand the full meaning of the words. 
They accomplished this by means of 
stylized actions and varying voice tones. 
The other Important members of the 
cast. Carol Parfltt '40, Rose Sarhanis 
'40, Elizabeth Cadbury '38, and Ann 
Wheeler '40. were successful in their 
roles. 

The story, a continuation of the 
Agamemnon trilogy of Aeschylus, but 
concerned with the fate of Orestes and 
his sister Iphigenia, the cause of the 
tragedy, was printed in detail In the 
programs, enabling the audience to 
follow the sequence of events. It ex- 
plained that the girl supposedly sac- 
rificed at AulLs had in reality been 
transported to Tauris by Artemis, whose 
priestess she had become. About to 
sacrifice two strangers, according to the 
prevailing custom, she discovered that 
one was her brother, and through the 
aid of trickery and A'hena managed to , 
escape with them. Although it was not 
the most famous of the plays of Eurl- i 



pides. it was one of the most interest- 
ing, and was well suited to the needs 
of our college production. 

The masks, designed and executed by 
students of the art department, were 
brilliantly made and contributed In no 
small degree to the sustenance of mood. 
The combination of the modern dance 
group as the onstage dancing chorus 
and the madrigal group as the offstage 
singing chorus was well planned, if 
not as effective as one group might 
have been. However, it was the feeling 
of unity among all parts that contri- 
buted most to the success of the final 
production, and it was with a sense of 
regret that we noted the relatively few 
Wellesley students present. With an 
audience composed of many people who 
came from distant places, it seemed 
lamentable that so little interest should 
be taken by the girls in an opportunity 
to view an artfully planned and impres- 
sive Greek revival. 

L. S. '39 



"Pins And Needles' 



The musical revue Pins and Needles, 
presented by the International Ladies' 
Garment Workers' union, is good na- 
tured propaganda effectively set forth 
in contagious lyrics. Choosing phases 



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of life with which they are f&miliar, 
the thirty-two members of the cast 
offer an entertainment alive with crisp 
humor. Singing songs of "social sig- 
nificance," their own enthusiasm 
catches the audience up In a web of 
exhilaration, and a delightful evening 
is the result. Simple costumes and set- 
tings make the wallops at fascism, 
dictatorship, capitalism, and even the 
Federal Theatre project no less force- 
ful, but the wallops have no permanent 
sting, and are aimed at everything 
from themselves, in a catchy ditty, "It 
Isn't Cricket to Picket," to the uses of 
a college diploma in finding employ- 
ment, as a Vassar daisy chain girl 
sings, upon being tested for a Job. 
"When the exam was through, what 
there was to know. Macy's knew — and 
now I'm a chain .store datey." 

In the middle of January the 
actors and actresses were withdrawn 
from their shops In order to give 
their whole attention to the show. 
The cleverness of the lyrics partly 
atones for the soloists' voices which, 
though adequate, are hardly musical. 
The weakest element of the revue is 
the dancing, but it is done In an ex- 
temporaneous happy-go-lucky fashion 
which scarcely demands perfection. If 
you are looking for a musical show with 
all of the polish of / Married An Angel. 
fcr instance, do not go near Pins and 
Needles. If, however, you take into ac- 
count that these are plain, everyday 
workers who make up in enthusiasm 
what they lack in technique and acting 
ability, and if you enjoy clever lines 
and novel situations, you will do wel 1 
to hurry to the Shubert theatre im- 
mediately. 

M. D. '39 



BIBLIOFILE 



Backstage in Fashion Design 

Fashion Is Spinacfi, by Elizabeth 
Hawes. March, 1938. Random 
House. 336 pages. $2.75. 



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RESTRUNC 

TO SUIT YOUR CAME 

Telephone Service — Call 
Needham 0911 

V.. in racket "ill be picked up ut 
> hi home "nd returned promptly. 
Mnil Service — College Post Office 

Resident Mail Box 21 
Bancroft "Factory Seconds" in Stock 

BROOKES MOORE 
NEEDHAM TENNIS CLUB 

Five Years of Service to Wellesley 



Elizabeth Hawes left the campus 
of Vassar in 1925 armed with a di- 
ploma and a determination to design 
clothes. Today, from the office of 
her "ivory tower" in New York's 67th 
street, she looks out upon the world, 
a success. The story of what hap- 
pened in the intervening thirteen 
years is found within the covers of 
Fashion Is Spinach. The tale she 
tells is not the usual account of a 
young girl's struggles and achieve- 
ments, however. It might be termed 
more accurately an "expose"" of the 
clothing business by one who writes 
with inside knowledge. 

Miss Hawes Is daring. Using her 
experiences in the salons and work- 
rooms of Parisian couturieres as a 
basis for her statements, she tells how 



and why the great names of Chanel, 
Vionnet and Schiaparelll retain their 
perennial prestige and how their 
copied models find their way into 
Macy's basement to sell for $35B. 

Elizabeth Hawes learned her course 
In economics thoroughly at Vassar. 
When she rubbed elbows with busi- 
nessmen, however, she found there 
was at least one thing that the dar- 
ling of the capitalistic system, mass 
production, had failed to do; it had 
not been able to dress the American 
woman beautifully, functionally and 
Inexpensively. And it will never do 
so, she believes, as long as the ar- 
tistry of clothes designing and the 
actual wants of women are subor- 
dinated to the interests of whole- 
salers whose one aim is to sell "some- 
thing new" and to pocket the profits. 

Fashion Is Spinach does not 
preach; it suggests. And the thread 
of the author's breathless life runs 
steadily through the book, her sharp. 
New Yorkerish humor lending just 
enough froth to make it delightful 
reading. 

C. S. O. '40 



CINEMA 

COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE-May 16-18-^ Yank at Oxford and 

A Slight Case of Murder. 
COLONIAL THEATRE-May 12-14-Afad About Music and Love on 

a Budget. 

May 15-17— Romance in the Dark and Jezebel. 
»,™,t, May 18 " 22 — ln old Chicago and Tip Off Girls. 
METROPOLITAN— Beginning May 12— Stolen Heaven and Kentucky 

Moonshine 
PARAMOUNT and FENWAY— Beginning Mav 12— Beloved Brat and 

Four Men and a Prayer. 
LOEWS STATE and OR PHEUM— Beginning May 13— Merrily We Live 

and Judge Hardy's Children. 



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BRINGING UP BABY 

Jane Withers in CHECKERS 



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LOST— A Phi Mu Alphn fraternity Pin. 
probably in the Quad. Penrls and rubles 
set in n triangle; initinls C. H. A. 
Reward. Inquire Information Bureau. 

FOUND— Coat hung on tree on Severance 
terrace was rescued from the rain. Now 
in 132 Severance. .... . 

LOST— Girl Scout Golden EaKlet pin, hitched 
to a silly pair of little scissors. Must 
have the pin back. Please notify Thora 
Dow. 11 Pomeroy. ... , . 

LOST— At hoop rolling. Motnl sunshade 
for Contax camera. Reward. Please 
return to NEWS office. 



1938! CLASS MEETING 

IN BILLINGS 

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 4:40 P. M. 

TO DISCUSS 

ALUMNAE MATTERS 



CORSAGES, PLANTS AND 
GAY BOUQUETS 

Rice's Flower Shop 

(Next to Hathaway House Bookshop) 
Tel. Wcllesley 0303 



Junior Prom Brings 

Brilliant Gathering 

(Continued from Page 1, Col. 4) 

song hits, as well as special arrange- 
ments of the Junior show songs which 
the orchestra seemed to enjoy as much 
as the Juniors did. Dipping, trucking, 
shagging, waltzing and all other known 
forms of the dance had their exponents 
on the floor. I caught fleeting glimpses 
of the shining lights of the faculty 
dancing class and of the prom maids 
dancing in the halls, the coat rooms, 
and ducking behind pillars on the floor. 
The bevy of beautiful freshmen wielded 
very helpful safety pins and needles 
throughout the evening— one of them 
in fact was such an expert coat girl 
that an anxious-to-please prom date 
tried to tip her. 

The real high spot of the evening 
came when the orchestra broke into 
the wedding march, and to the sur- 
prised excitement of the promenaders, 
Susan Barrett "39 announced her en- 



Mr. Hilliard Talks 
On Housing, Health 

Mr. Curtis Hilliard of the depart- 
ment of biology and health at Sim- 
mons college spoke to a group of 
students on "Housing and Health" 
at Munger. Monday evening. May 9. 
Mr. Hilliard was Invited to speak by 
members of the A. S. U. The speaker 
emphasized the fact that bad hous- 
ing and bad health are very closely 
related. In order to illustrate this 
point Mr. Hilliard stated that every 
day there are six million people un- 
able to work on account of illness, 
this illness being due in part to poor 
housing conditions. 



Calendar 



'40 class 



DR. STANLEY E. HALL 

DENTIST 

Waban Blk. Wellesley Square 

Tel. Wei. 0566-W 



The Marigold Gift Shop 
Unusual Shower Gifts 

for 

1938's Brides-to-be 

65 Central Street 



gagement to Harry J. Matthews Jr., 
Princeton "37. The prom maids went 
into action at 12 o'clock and served a 
very welcome and well received supper. 
Dancing continued until 2 a.m. when 
the Juniors wended a weary and very 
happy way to bed and dreams of a 
long, lovely week-end. 

A remark made by one member of 
the class Monday morning gave in- 
dication of what the class of 1939 
thought of Junior prom. In answer to 
my polite query, "What time is It?" 
she replied, "It's time for another 
Junior Prom!" 



Thursday, Mar 12: 

8:40 P. M. BilllriKs Hall. 

100 P M. Faculty Assembly Room. 
Green Hall. ACADEMIC COUNCIL. 

4:00-6:00 P. M. Society Houses. Phi 
Sigma, Tnu Zcta Epsilon and Zeta Alpha 
will hold open house for non^ociely juniors 
and seniors. „ _, 

•rf-30 P. M. Pendleton Hall. Dr. Hugh 
S Taylor. Professor of Chemistry. Prince- 
ton University, will present the annual 
Charlotte Bragg Lecture. 

Subject: "Speed, and its Significance in 
Chemistry." First event in connection with 
the installation of Wellesley Chapter of 
Sigma Xi. ... ,. , _ 

Friday. May 13: •8:15 A. M. Morning 
Chapel. Miss Waterman will lead. 

•7:16 P. M. Chapel Steps. Step singing. 
Installation of the Wellesley College 
Chapter. Society of Sigma Xi. 

4 :00 P. M. Faculty Assembly Boom. 
Green Hall. Installation ceremony. 

6-30 P. M. Severance Hall. Dinner. 
•8:30 P. M. Alumnoc Hall. Address by 
Dr. Harold C. Urey, Professor of Chcm- 
iitry, Columbia University. Subject : "Iso- 
topes, and their Use in Science." 

Saturday. Mny 14: *8:16 A. M. Morn- 
ing Chnpel. Miss McAfee will lend. 

•2:00-4:00 P. M. Volley Ball Fields (In 
case of rain. Mary Hemenwny Hull I. 
Volley Ball day. with visiting colleges 
participating. (Department of Hygiene and 
Physical Education). 

Sunday, May 15: M1:00 A 
rial Chapel. Preacher, Dr. 
Park, First Church, Boston. 

•7:15 P. M. Greek Theatre . 
rain, Munger Hall). All college vespers. 
Miss McAfee will speak. (Christian A.-.-i- 
ciation.) 



M. Memo- 
Charles E. 



(in case of 



Monday. May 16: '8:16 A. M. Morning 
Chnpel. Miss McAfee will lead. 

7:30 P. M. Alumnae Hall. Room draw- 
ing for the class of 1940. 

Tuesday. May 17: '8:15 A M. M I 

Chapel. Mrs. Alice B. Nichols will lead. 

4:40 P. M. Billings Hnll. "38 class 
meeting. 

•7:15 P. M. Chnpel Steps. Sono com- 

P V:30 n 'P. M. Alumnae Hall Ballroom Be- 
quired lecture for English Lilcralun 10 
by Miss Evelyn K. Wells. 

Wednesday, May 18: '8:15 A. M. Morn- 
ing Chnpel. Miss Thompson will lead. 

NOTES: 'Friday. May 20 tin I > 
rnin. May 211. 7:15 P. M. FLOAT NIGHT. 
Crew races and water pageant: "Robin 
Hood." Tickets, for members of t h.- Col- 
lege, $.35, for outside guests. $.50, nnd n 
few reserved seats at $.75. will be on pale 
at the ticket booth.Grcen Hnll. May 16-80, 
•I"- 1 HI. and nt the gates the night of the 
performance. 

Saturday, Mny 21. nt 8:80 P. M. (in 
case •■< rain. May 28, nt 1:30 P. M.I. TREE 
DAY. Pageant: "The Triumph of Osiris." 
ndnpted from the Egyptian myth. 

It. lldcnt students, members of the fac- 
ulty and administration secure ticket for 
Ibemsi'lv'-s from the Hend of the House 
in which they live before noun. May 1"'. 

Non-resident students, members of the 
faculty and administration secure tickets for 
themselves nt the Information Bureau before 
noon, Mny 20. 



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